Sands China Donating MOP 1.65 Million to 33 Macao Elderly Centres and Rehabilitation Centres to Help Prevent Novel Coronavirus

Part of company’s MOP 5 million COVID-19 relief fund


(MacaoFebruary 26, 2020) – Sands China Ltd. is donating MOP 1.65 million to 33 elderly centres and rehabilitation centres identified by the Macao Social Welfare Bureau to assist the centres to take measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to safeguard the health of their over 3,100 service users.


Each of the 33 beneficiaries – government-funded and private elderly homes and rehabilitation centres – will receive MOP 50,000 that will be used for cleaning and sanitising the centres and for purchasing hygiene products for additional preventive measures.


“As Macao works to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Sands China is pleased to be able to use our coronavirus relief fund to assist Macao’s elderly homes and rehabilitation centres in keeping their residents and service users safe and healthy,” said Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. “We are grateful to the Social Welfare Bureau for their efficient coordination, assistance and support, and we hope all in Macao will continue working together to keep the city safe during this trying time, under the guidance of the government’s virus prevention efforts.”


Sands China’s donation is part of the company’s pledge to donate MOP 5 million toward Macao’s novel coronavirus relief effort, and is part of Sands Cares, the global corporate citizenship program of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp.


Names of 33 elderly centres and rehabilitation centres:

No. Name
1 Lar de Idosos Ian Oi Limitada
2 Asilo de Felicidade
3 Lar de Idosos Pinheiro
4 Lar de Idosos Ieng Hong - Hellene Hin
5 Lar de Idosos de Macau (Fok Hoi)
6 Lar de Idosos Hou Kong Yuet Lai
7 Lar para Idosos Yee On (Yat Lai)
8 Lar para Idosos Yee On
9 Lar para Idosos Yee On (Nga San)
10 Asilo de S. José
11 Lar de Cuidados de Ká Hó da Federação das Associações dos Operários de Macau
12 Lar da Nossa Senhora da Misericórdia
13 Lar de Idosos da Obra das Mães
14 Lar de Cuidados Especiais da Obra das Mães
15 Asilo de Betania
16 Asilo de São Francisco Xavier
17 Asilo de Santa Maria
18 Asilo Vila Madalena
19 Lar de Cuidados “Alegria de Viver” dos Serviços da Secção de Serviço Social da Igreja Metodista de Macau
20 Complexo de Serviços de Apoio ao Cidadão Sénior "Retribuição"
21 Complexo de Serviços de Apoio ao Cidadão Sénior Pou Tai
22 Lar de Cuidados 'Sol Nascente' da Areia Preta
23 Lar de Nossa Senhora da Penha
24 Residência Temporária de Mong-Há
25 Centro de Santa Lúcia
26 Centro de Santa Margarida
27 Lar São Luís Gonzaga
28 Long Ching Centre of Fu Hong Society of Macau
29 Associacao dos Familiares Encarregados dos Deficientes Mentais de Macau Casa Luz da Estrela
30 Complexo de Serviços Hong Lok
31 Ying Lok - The Methodist Church Macau
32 Nursing Home – “The Bay of the Sun” of the Social Services Section of the Methodist Church of Macao
33 Programa de Auxílio - Residencial Apoio Feliz



Photo caption: Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd., presents a ceremonial cheque for MOP 1.65 million to representatives from some of the 33 elderly centres and rehabilitation centres identified by the Macao Social Welfare Bureau, to assist the centres to take measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus and safeguard the health of their over 3,100 service users. The presentation ceremony Wednesday at The Venetian Macao was witnessed by Hon Wai, acting director of the Social Welfare Bureau.